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Re: draft for new Vim license

Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> writes:

> If the license were GPL-compatible, I could license my changes under
> the GPL, and never talk to the Vim maintainer.  However, one of the
> things that Bram wants to be able to do is relicense the whole thing
> under a proprietary license.  This is exactly the sort of thing that
> the GPL is designed to prevent.  So a GPL patch would restrict future
> official Vim distributions.

Ah yes, I missed that last part.  So it does seem to me that it is not
GPL compatible, as long as it wants to reserve the right to include
changes in future vim distributions, which themselves might be
released under nonfree terms.

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